How many ounces of breastmilk for a 2 month old?


As a nursing mother, you should be concerned about the amount of breast milk necessary for your 2 month old baby. There are certain short term and long term problems that your baby may develop if he or she doesn’t get enough breast milk or if the baby is overfed with breast milk.

It is easier for most mothers to assume that babies cannot be overfed on breast milk but , it has been proven that too much of breast milk , can lead to serious issues, first the baby may throw up(vomit) more often and may even develop some sicknesses.

It is ideal for you as a mother not to make assumptions when it comes to breastfeeding a baby.

Is there any link between the weight of a baby and the amount of milk they must get?

Milk intake normally increases during the first few weeks of life, and the amount of breast milk you should give to your baby should be the same once they reach the age of 2 months. There is no link between the quantities of breast milk given to a baby, and his or her weight.

Depending on other foods offered to a bay, breast milk should be varied. As a mother, your infant should be able to get all the vitamin D requirements from breast milk and not from any other source.

What do experts say or believe about breastfeeding a baby?

Doctors have confirmed that exclusively breastfed babies will normally take an average of 25 oz or 750 ml per day, especially when they reach the ages of between 1 and 6 months.

Though different babies may take the different amount of milk, depending on several other factors, at 2 months of age, the typical range of milk intake is around 19-30 oz or 570-900 ml per day.

Is there a formula I can use to calculate the amount of breast milk for a 2 month old?

Based on the information provided in the paragraph above, you can calculate the amount of breast milk your 2 month old will require each day.

  • First of all, you need to estimate the number of times you nurse a baby in a day, then divide your answer by 25oz
  • The result of this calculation should give you the amount of expressed milk your baby will need at one feeding, at the age of 2 months.
  • For instance, if your baby normally nurses around 8 times a day, then at 2 months of age, you can assume that the baby will need about 3 ounces of breast milk per feeding if you use the formula above ( 25/8= 3.1).

Breastfeeding a 2 month old – what other signs should I look at?

If you still ask yourself the question; how many ounces of breast milk for a 2 month old? There may be some other signs from your baby that may indicate that he or she has had enough.

Though the formula recommended above can be useful in calculating the ideal quantity of breast milk needed, but the satisfaction of the baby may also matter.

The number one sign you must watch out for is your baby’s appetite.

The demand for breast milk may go higher as you feed your baby for more time, secondly, as the interaction between your baby grows, there is a possibility that he or she may stick more to your breast milk than before. For these reasons, it is important that you pay attention to your baby’s feeling of being full or hungry.

When a baby has been fed enough, he or she may slow down on breast milk; the baby may stop or even turn away when he or she has had enough.

Breastfeeding at 2 months of age - how much and how often?

After the first few weeks of birth, most babies may start feeding less and sleep more often, especially at night.

You can be rest assured that your baby is being fed enough breast milk at 2 months of age , if he or she seems to be alert, content and active even while you are breastfeeding him or her.

If the baby is steadily gaining weight and developing at a rapid pace, then he or she might be having enough milk. You can also be rest assured that the baby has had enough if he or she is soiling is diapers steadily.

If your baby feeds on breast milk for between 6 to 8 times a days, then he or she is probably content with the amount of breast milk offered.

What does a baby of 2 months do if he or she is not satisfied?

When a baby seem unsatisfied with the quantities of breast milk they get, he or she may start showing signs, these include; constant irritability and crying.

Breastfed babies normally have fewer bowel movements at this stage of their lives, and if the baby doesn’t have any bowel movement in one single day, then you must call a doctor.

When a baby is not satisfied with the breast milk being given he or she may look at the mother with some discontent face, as a matter of fact, this could be the first noticeable signs to watch out for.


When your baby is undergoing a period of rapid growth, it is natural for them to feed more frequently, but within a short period of time, the balance between supply and demand for breast milk will be restored as the mother increases her nursing time.

Exclusively breastfeeding a baby for the first 2 months will help them derive all needed antibodies as well as sufficient Vitamin D to keep them strong and well nourished.

This piece of article has given you an insight into how to calculate the amount of breast milk you should be giving your baby of 2 months of age. It is recommended that you follow the breastfeeding formula, and make sure you look out for the signs of contentment from your baby.

Do you have any questions? If so, please post them in the comments. Don’t forget to share with your friends who may be breastfeeding.

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